Canadian Generosity Vs. Stupidity


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A recent story from The Vancouver Sun unwittingly demonstrates the ongoing theme of serious abuse of Canadian generosity.

The article looked at the Vancouver (British Columbia) suburb of Surrey where a Seniors’ Home has just been opened to house a group of aging South Asian immigrants. The article painted a sentimental picture of the home which will house seniors in one bedroom apartments. Even the person who wrote the title of the story contributed to the sentiment, calling the place “A home with a heart”. However, the sentiment covers an unpleasant and ironic reality.

In the article, Bidar Swamy, administrator for the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society‘s (PICS) housing, described the new facility as the first assisted living residence in North America for the South Asian population. “These are all first-generation (immigrants), they have been here a couple of decades but there is still a…

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